In Spring 2017, Cascade Township will welcome its first brewpub – Thornapple Brewing Company. The new brewery, located at 6262 28th St. SE will offer the community a local spot to enjoy original beer, cider, wine and spirits created by internationally awarded and longtime local brewers, Jeff Coffey and Eric Fouch.
With nearly fifty years of brewing experience between the co-founders, they plan to offer a robust list of original potent potable options that represent their favorite styles and recipes.
“After years of sharing original creations with friends, family and fellow brewers, we wanted to bring our experience to the public and enjoy it with a larger group,” explained Fouch. “We simply want to enjoy our passion with those who will enjoy it with us.”
All brewing will happen in a seven-barrel brewing system. The 3,300 square foot space on 28th St. near Thornhills Ave. will offer seating for 88 people and will also serve original pizzas and appetizers along with the bar menu.
“Our goal is to offer a brewpub that the Cascade community will enjoy as their local ‘watering hole’, shared Coffey. “We love going to breweries all over Grand Rapids but having a location in our backyard is important. I have lived in Cascade for decades and it was clear that many folks were looking for a local brewpub where they could spend time with family and friends – around the corner.”
The environment will welcome all guests, no matter their drinking preference. Both Fouch and Coffey have been converting the space with the help of the Cascade community. Guests will enjoy original tables made from old maple timbers and a main bar top that will support a 25-foot solid maple plank. Lighting fixtures are made from bourbon barrels and tout an original design created by Fouch. All tables and fixtures throughout the brewery will be handcrafted by Coffey and Fouch, offering guests a warm and inviting space.